Years 5 and 6

Teachers: Mrs C.Reddey

Teaching Assistants: Miss K.Leftley & Mrs K.Sizeland

Our Aims & Curriculum:

The National Curriculum for Mathematics and English are followed, with a set timetable to ensure coverage of all subjects within the National Curriculum. Although, many cross-curricular links are made to build a creative timetable and curriculum, based on quality-first teaching.

Here is our timetable and most recent newsletter for this term:



The class has a two-year curriculum map so that topics will not be repeated during the time the pupils are in this class. Please find below Topic Webs for this year, a list of recommended books for Year 5&6 and our curriculum map for cycle A & B:




YEAR 5&6 Curriculum Overview Cycle A 2022-23

YEAR 5&6 Curriculum Overview Cycle B 2021-22

KS2 Production:

Every Summer, KS2 hold an annual Summer Production, in which the children have opportunities to have key acting roles and perform in front of their friends and family. Previous productions we have done include ‘Gold: King Midas’ and ‘We’re all going on a Summer Holiday’ and most recently, ‘I’m an 11-year old, Get me out of here.’

Useful information:

PE/Forest School: Thursday afternoons (Come to school in either PE kit or Forest school attire).

PE: Every Friday (Come to school dressed for PE).

Spellings: New spelling rules are taught on a Tuesday, but spellings based on that rule are given out on a Friday and tested on a Friday.

Homework: Regular reading to an adult, practising of spellings, and use of Sumdog (with tasks set by the teacher regularly).

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school office or email Mrs Reddey (, and we will be sure to answer/resolve them as quickly as we can for you.

Frizbee Friday

Posted on July 2nd, 2023

Years 5 & 6 play Frizzbee

It was the last event in the Omnes series of events held at Lynnsport. This proved to be a lot of fun especially with the wind gusting but the afternoon remained dry. The children rotated and soon got the hang of the rules. Several schools took part and as usual games were played in a round robin formation. Our last game was a by so it gave them a chance to just sit and watch.

A super afternoon.

Tennis news

Posted on July 2nd, 2023

Mini Tennis Festival


This was another great event from Friday afternoon at Lynnsport organised by our cluster partnership, 2 boys and 2 girls from years 5&6 attended.  We were one of four schools taking part in singles and doubles matches, finishing off with a mini Wimbledon Tournament. The children were ranked 1-4 and played their corresponding ranking from the other schools. The mini matches were scored to 7, following those matches they joined to play doubles and scoring to 11.

The afternoon ended with a mini tournament where all their names were put in a hat and drawn out and matches played, this proved very exciting and fortunately we avoided playing each other throughout. Foster was the overall winner, Charlie 4th, Amelia 6th and Bella 8th.

One said. “It’s been great, I didn’t think I could play tennis but I got better.”

Throughout the afternoon their confidence grew, going from quite nervous and I can’t hit the ball to playing good rallies and winning games. The smiles and pure elation when they had won or improved was wonderful to watch but the support they have for each other was obvious and commented on by a spectator.

Super Effort, Bella, Amelia, Foster, Charlie D.



Sailing update

Posted on June 18th, 2023

Sailing Week 2

It was a glorious Monday afternoon at Snettisham, sunny with a gentle breeze, ideal conditions. For some it was their first session but they soon got the hang of  it with the help of everyone else and it didn’t take long for them all to be out on the water, having fun. The breeze changed direction a couple of times and halfway through the session it dropped and rumbles of thunder could be heard out at sea, so the boats came in, although the sun continued to shine.

However with everyone itching to get wet the children divided into 2 teams and a paddle boat relay race took place. One team went off very quickly but were rather keen in their change over deciding to do it a little further from the shore which meant they had difficulty in getting into their boat.  Whilst the others came to shore changed over and got away first time and went on to win, although the result didn’t seem to matter.

The thunder rumbled off into the North Sea causing us no problems and the children carried on having fun and thoroughly enjoying themselves.



Posted on June 18th, 2023

Mini Tennis

This event took place at Lynnsport on a beautiful sunny Friday afternoon. It was a festival and that meant no scores were taken and there were no winners or losers on the day. As it was mini tennis 2 matches took place side by side on each court and it was scored   in single points first player to 7 ended the game. The 2 boys and 2 girls from each school were ranked 1-4 and they played their corresponding number from each school. In the afternoon session there were 8 schools in total. After the games the sports leaders who were helping out then went on to play another hitting and catching game with larger groups which proved popular too.

It was a fun afternoon with lots of smiles and everyone who took part listened and tried hard, really improving with every game which was lovely to see.

A great effort! Elsa, Pip, Isaac, William

A Chilly Day for Cricket

Posted on June 6th, 2023

A Chilly Day for Cricket

It was Finals Day at North Runcton Cricket Club today.

We were one of eight teams, St Martha’s, North Wootton, Hilcrest, Wimbotsham, Terrington, Ingoldisthorpe and The Glebe taking part in this event, the top two teams qualifying for the County Finals later in the month.

It was rather cool and windy, not the weather you would associate with cricket but we had an enjoyable day, giving it our best effort. After finishing joint 2nd on points in our pool but 3rd on run rate we entered the Plate Competition.  In this we played Terrington and won 77-44, in the final we were up against Ingoldisthorpe but unfortunately lost 62-73, therefore finishing 2nd in the Plate. St Martha’s, our group winners went on to play The Glebe, the other group winners with The Glebe winning overall.

It was a highly competitive day and the standard throughout very high, we certainly improved, our bowling accuracy meant we gave away a lot less runs and that combined with some magnificent catches left us all feeling we had done our best.

A super effort everyone!

Omnes Handball

Posted on June 6th, 2023

Omnes Handball

Lynnsport 26/05/23

This was the penultimate event of the Omnes series for the current year and proved to be a very positive experience.

Eight children from years 4, 5 & 6 took part against 5 other schools, Ashwicken, South Wootton, Holy Cross, West Lynn and Nelson Academy, in non-competitive fun games. The schools all played each other but no scores were recorded. The adapted rules for Handball overlap with the current netball rules that we play by, so to a degree it was familiar. Mrs Sizeland who accompanied them said that they all got to grips with the game and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

The comments after the event were very positive;

“I loved it so much.”

I think everyone worked really hard.”

“I enjoyed it because I liked working together and playing fairly.”

“It was so much fun and everyone was supportive and I met so many new people.”

“It was amazing to take part.”

“I thought before I was terrible but after I think I was amazing.”

‘We all did well.”

“We all worked really hard and tried very hard.”

Glad you all enjoyed it, well done.

Cricket capers

Posted on May 21st, 2023

Dynamo Cricket Competition

North Runcton Tuesday 16th May

Although it was a sunny day, a breeze made it more comfortable to play in unlike last year when it was stifling hot.

The format; 3 pools of 3 teams, we were drawn with St Germans and South Wootton, who beat us last year to go through to the play offs. We didn’t play in the first match so we were able to relax and observe but it meant we had back to back matches. We managed to win both with some solid batting and fielding which left us leading our pool. Lunchtime beckoned and then it was time to play for places. Along with the winners of the other pools, North Wootton and St Marthas, we played off for a top 3 position. Our cricket continued to improve, with some fine batting and fielding from everyone, narrowly losing to St Marthas by 13 runs, the eventual winners and North Wootton by 3 runs, leaving us in 3rd. They had worked hard as a team, supported and encouraged each other throughout.  Although they were disappointed not to get a medal, good news came in the form of, the top 3 teams go forward to play at the Finals on the 5th June.

A great day to be part of, well done;

Pixie, Foster, Lenny, George, Harry, Sam, Charlie and Fin


Fairstead Football

Posted on May 21st, 2023

Football at Fairstead

This was the 2nd match of 5 in the mini league and it proved to be extremely exciting, 50/55 minutes.  Once again Fin and Lenny shared goal keeping duties, making some fantastic saves. It was really end to end play with both teams determinedly wanting to win. Their passing and movement on and off the ball was brilliant. Fairstead scored first and with patience and continued pressure we levelled the match, going on to score the winner in the last 10 minutes. The last 5 minutes seemed more like 10 till the final whistle went.

The team deserve huge credit for the way they communicated and worked together, their attitude and sportsmanship was brilliant. It was a warm evening but they never gave up.

The next match is at Whitefriars on the 8th June.

Thank you to parents for supporting and your kind comments.

Well Done!

Football Fun

Posted on May 8th, 2023

7 aside Football Mini League

On Thursday a group of 8, from years 5/6 travelled to Watlington for the first of 5 matches in this League, organised by Adam from Whitefriars. It is something that has been in the making for a few months now and it is a competition.  As Watlington are not in our Cluster we haven’t ever played them in any competitions so it was good to have that challenge. They were tough opposition and it was a case of getting to grips with that, and a considerably larger pitch than ours. In saying all that we did get into our stride, but unfortunately we let in 2 goals.  However, we rearranged and fought back to level pegging after half time, with minutes to go they scored their 3rd which was disappointing but we played to the end giving it everything.

It was a tough game but there were some super throw-ins by Harry, Max and Sam, great covering by Pixie and George, super movement from Charlie and great goalkeeping from Finlay and Lenny, in saying all that the determination and willingness to keep on going was immense. The comments from the children were very positive which is always lovely to hear.

Well done!

Thank you to Mr Winsor for refereeing at short notice, to Mrs Day for transporting and parents for supporting. Our next match is against Fairstead.

Lyng Hockey tournament

Posted on May 2nd, 2023

Lyng Hockey Tournament

This was the deferred event from the previous week which had been due to take part at Fakenham Junior School, Lyng is a small Primary school between Fakenham and Norwich. Unfortunately 2 schools, with 2 teams each, had dropped out leaving ourselves and Lyng with 2 teams each, 4 on the playing and 2 rotating after each game. Given that it was a Quicksticks event and we had played in one earlier in the year and the rules were the same etc. We were a little surprised when it was played on the playground that had quite a gradient, with plastic sticks and a light weight ball!

The children were rather bemused but thought, OK we are here now. It proved to be lots of fun, especially the warm up activity, Steady, Go, No which I have included in my PE lessons, they adapted well with both the equipment and gradient.

The tournament was divided into 2 rounds so that everyone played each other twice then each team had the advantage of the downhill slope. However the weather deteriorated and it rained which caused the ball to go in every direction, which caused some laughs and frustration.

The children were very sporting, mixing well, supporting everyone and enjoyed the experience immensely, finishing first and second which was pleased them.


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